Marlon Wayans Files for Joint Custody of 18-Month-Old Daughter After Ex Brittany Moreland Asks for Full Custody

Marlon Wayans has filed for joint custody of his 18-month-old daughter Axl, whom he shares with ex Brittany Moreland

Published Time: 09.07.2024 - 23:31:18 Modified Time: 09.07.2024 - 23:31:18

Marlon Wayans has filed for joint custody of his 18-month-old daughter Axl, whom he shares with ex Brittany Moreland.

In legal documents obtained by PEOPLE in March 2024, Moreland, 34, filed a petition to obtain full legal and physical custody of Axl, asking that Wayans, 51, receive visitation rights.

In a new legal document obtained by PEOPLE from Monday, July 8, the actor filed his response to Moreland's petition to establish a parental relationship, saying that he is Axl Wayans' parent and asking the court to grant joint legal and physical custody as well as joint payment of legal fees.

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The actor is also dad to Kai and Shawn with ex Angela Zackery, with whom he was in a relationship from 1992 to 2013. He welcomed daughter Axl and signed a voluntary declaration of parentage on Dec. 13, 2022, just one day after the baby girl's birth.

In March, Wayans spoke withThe Shade Room, responding to Moreland's legal filings. "All love, all God. The baby isn't a secret. The mama has been posted. But I chose to keep the baby's private life private," he said. "Ain't -

nobody's business. Social media is toxic and dangerous, and I'd like to keep her peace."

However, the actor said that he didn't like being named as a "visitor" to his daughter.

"Do you pay all that money per month and be called a 'visitor?' Do the math. This is delusional. I will let the lawyers and God do what they do," Wayans told the outlet. "I'll be creating art from a broken heart. I got nothing but love. Even when it's bad, it's's GOD."

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According to documentation filed by Moreland, Axl spends “95 percent of their time with me and 5 percent of their time with the other parent.” Moreland requested $2,000 per month from Wayans for child care at the time so that she could continue working.

Wayans also addressed Moreland's child support requests in the paternity suit in conversation with The Shade Room.

"It's the classic case of a good, loving, responsible father shelling out over $18k per month for a one-year-old, and an entitled woman decides she wants more," Wayans said. "My mama and dem would've lost their minds for $2k."

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